Oscar Wilde.

RENIER, G. J.

£20.00

Publisher

Issued to Subscribers by Peter Davies.

Place

London

Date

1933

Synopsis

By g. j. renier, ph.d. five hundred copies only of this edition have been printed, of which this is no. 105.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8.25 x 5.75 inches. xi + [i] + 184 pp. Bound in original cream cloth, gilt. Top edge gilt. Fore and lower edges deckled. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities, sunning of board edges, browning of flyleaves and foxing of edges, preliminaries and scattered in margins; otherwise a very good copy. Signed by author on verso of title. Loosely inset: A Letter from Alfred Douglas on Andre Gide's Lies about Himself and Oscar Wilde. Set forth with comments by Robert Harborough Sherard. (Calvi, Corsica: The Vindex Publishing Co.)., [4] pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Limited edition of an account of the life and career of Oscar Wilde by G. J. Renier (1892-1962), born in Flushing, but fled to England from the University of Ghent, where he was studying, on the occasion of the German invasion of 1914. Renier became Reader, later Professor of Dutch History at University College London, 1936-1957. Inserted is one of a series of controversial leaflets about Oscar Wilde and Andre Gide (1869-1959) circulating at this time. By Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945), Wilde's intimate friend. and the publisher, Robert Harborough Sherard (1861-1943,) it attacks Renier' s book for republishing Gide's lies.

[Stock No. 27383]

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